Sunday, November 28, 2010

King Simeon the 2010 recipient of the Otto von Habsburg Prize

This prize, given every year by the Spanish branch of the Paneuropa Organization, the oldest unification movement in Europe. The prize, a coveted award named after the Austrian Crown Prince, Archduke Otto, who led the organization for over thirty years, recognizes the efforts of public figures who have most contributed toward a united Europe. 

His Majesty King Simeon II of Bulgaria was awarded the prize for his support of a united Europe, as well as for his leadership and efforts, while serving as Bulgarian Prime Minister, in implementing the necessary changes his country needed before joining the European Union.

For reading, in Spanish, can be found by clicking the link below:


  1. This is a very interesting article. Who personally presented the award to the King? And what is the award--a statue or plaque or what?

  2. Archduchess Monica, Archduke Otto's daughter, presented the award.